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  • 1.  Digital Slide Database - FREE Share

    Posted 03-18-2020 10:12
    Hello Everyone,

    These are stressful times and what I love about ASCLS is the pulling together helping each other and our communities.

    We at the University of Minnesota use a digital slide database of hematology slides for teaching and have expanded the database to include some body fluid slides, as well as gram stains and a few parasitology slides.
    We will be offering this database for free until 5/31/2020.  Any MLS or MLT program that needs to use this resource in the coming months can request a free license by visiting the website linked HERE.
    This is a no cost license that is normally available only to Minnesota system institutions.
    For those clients that have already paid the license fee, your subscription will be extended by 75 days to account for this free availability.
    These accounts do take some time to set up. If you sign up and do not receive an email with login credentials within 48 hours, please contact umndigitalslide@umn.edu or email me directly at wiesn003@umn.edu. There is basic user documentation on the website, but if there is a need, I am able to host an online meeting to walk instructors through the basics of navigating the system.
    Good luck to everyone, and stay healthy.


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    Janice Conway-Klaassen
    jconwayk@gmail.com
    Director
    University of Minnesota
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  • 2.  RE: Digital Slide Database - FREE Share

    Posted 03-19-2020 05:08
    This is great! I appreciate the open resources in our team of need. We are being tasked to use creativity and novel thinking and this help tremendously.

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    Amber Reulet, M.S.Ed., MLT, MCM (ASCP)
    Medical Laboratory Technology Clinical Coordinator/Instructor
    Hinds Community College
    Jackson Campus | Nursing Allied Health Center
    1750 Chadwick Drive | Jackson, MS 39204
    Office: 601.376.4831 | Fax: 601.376.4960
    Celia.Reulet@hindscc.edu
    http://www.hindscc.edu/go/mlt
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  • 3.  RE: Digital Slide Database - FREE Share

    Posted 03-19-2020 13:38
    Thanks to everyone who has connected so far - we're really glad we can help out.  But due to the extremely heavy demand and the fact that we have to enroll everyone manually to avoid billing, which takes time.  I need to ask that we set up only ONE ACCOUNT per school.  You can easily share the login and password information for your whole group - which is what we do here at U Minnesota.

    So please coordinate among your faculty and instructors and submit only ONE request per school

    Again apologies but ....

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    Janice Conway-Klaassen
    jconwayk@gmail.com
    Director
    University of Minnesota
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  • 4.  RE: Digital Slide Database - FREE Share

    Posted 03-19-2020 14:41
    Will do! Thanks again. This will be a tremendous help!

    Sent from my iPhone





  • 5.  RE: Digital Slide Database - FREE Share

    Posted 03-20-2020 08:58
    Hello All,
    At the risk of adding to our already busy inboxes, first, I'm glad this resource has had such a positive response and I appreciate all of the messages I've gotten.  
    Second, I know some of you are new to distance learning and I'm sure most of you are unfamiliar with this database.  I plan to have an orientation to the Digital Slide Database on Saturday, March 21 at 1PM CST.  The connection details are below.  This meeting will be recorded and a link posted for those that cannot attend.
    For questions about this meeting, please contact me directly at wiesn003@umn.edu.
    For questions or troubleshooting regarding the database, please contact umndigitalside@umn.edu
    Feel free to share this information with others that may not be subscribed to this community.
    Steve

    Stephen M. Wiesner, Ph.D., MT(ASCP), FACSc
    Associate Professor, Medical Laboratory Science Program
    Center for Allied Health Programs
    University of Minnesota
    612-625-6465


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    Stephen Wiesner
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    University of Minnesota
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    (612) 625-6465
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  • 6.  RE: Digital Slide Database - FREE Share

    Posted 04-02-2020 20:16
    Thank you for sharing this valuable tool for us to use, Janice!  It is an awesome technology and I will be interested in creating my own slides for teaching.  It is difficult to teach WBC differentials when there is so much variation in clinical samples. This is great and I greatly appreciate your generosity.

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    Amber Reulet, M.S.Ed., MLT, MCM (ASCP)
    Medical Laboratory Technology Clinical Coordinator/Instructor
    Hinds Community College
    Jackson Campus | Nursing Allied Health Center
    1750 Chadwick Drive | Jackson, MS 39204
    Office: 601.376.4831 | Fax: 601.376.4960
    Celia.Reulet@hindscc.edu
    http://www.hindscc.edu/go/mlt
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  • 7.  RE: Digital Slide Database - FREE Share

    Posted 04-03-2020 11:16
    Celia,

    I'm glad I could make this resource available to you.

    Stephen M. Wiesner, Ph.D., MT(ASCP), FACSc
    Associate Professor, Medical Laboratory Science Program
    Center for Allied Health Programs
    University of Minnesota
    612-625-6465